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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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Alex Gibney ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Abramoff ... Self
Michele Bachmann ... Self (archive footage)
Bruce Bartlett Bruce Bartlett ... Self - Economic Policy Advisor - Reagan and Bush Sr. Administrations
John Boehner ... Self - R-Ohio, Speaker of the House (archive footage) (as Rep. John Boehner)
Carol Browner Carol Browner ... Self - EPA Administrator (1993-2001) (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Eric Cantor ... Self - (R) Virginia (archive footage)
April Dunkley April Dunkley ... Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry
Colin Dunkley Colin Dunkley ... Ministry of Divine Light, Food Pantry (as Pastor Colin Dunkley)
Michael Gross Michael Gross ... Author, 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richeset Apartment Building
Garrett Gruener Garrett Gruener ... Venture Capitalist & Founder of Ask.com
Jacob Hacker Jacob Hacker ... Self - Political Science Professor, Yale University
Robert Kaiser Robert Kaiser ... Self - Senior Correspondent, The Washington Post (as Bob Kaiser)
David H. Koch ... Self - Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Chairman (archive footage) (as David Koch)
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

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Tells it like it is. Eye opening/Mind opening

I came across the documentary on good old Netflix. A great rainy day documentary turned on the light in my mind once again to research more....about economy, the psychological effects of consumerism/class/rank on certain people, inflation, the justice system, women's rights etc. That's when you know a documentary is good--It encourages you to want to dig for the truth even more than before.

I've wondered many times: Why is our world set up like it is? What does it mean to be a human being? Where's the spiritual/soul growth in this economic cut-throat kind of game? This documentary gives you a glimpse of the kind of tactics/warfare certain political figures will pull to keep this economic war going. I wish this documentary was longer and went into further psychological realms and that's kind of what sparks you to do independent research afterward. It's a really great starter and introduction to life/economic/education problems in America.

This war on happiness/our way of life is corrupted by relentless inequality/unjust players and financial discrimination and it will never end until the embers of greed have cooled...

Remember this, "After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box."


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12 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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